Sustainable Warwick to meet Sept. 20

| 14 Sep 2017 | 02:16

WARWICK — For its September meeting, Sustainable Warwick will host Lucinda Poindexter, manager of the Chester Agricultural Center (CAC), and Simon Ziegler, the owner and head farmer of Sun Sprout Farm.
CAC’s mission is to conserve prime farmland and make it available on long-term affordable leases, enabling it to be put it to its best use: Growing clean, local food using organic management practices. In doing so, CAC aims to build a stronger and more equitable regional food system, and a regenerative thriving local economy.
“The Chester Ag Center provides exactly the kind of ultra-sustainable development we need here in Orange County,” said Brian Baird, who will be the chairperson of the September Sustainable Warwick meeting. “We are looking forward to learning more about this undervalued gem and how we can promote our county as the foodshed for this section of New York.”
“We’re always interested in working with like-minded groups throughout Orange County and beyond,” said Lucinda Poindexter. “We’re eager to let others know about the model we’re developing in Chester and how we can work together.”
Sustainable Warwick will meet Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Warwick Senior Center (just behind Town Hall), at 132 Kings Highway in Warwick. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m., and everyone is welcome.
The CAC presentation will be held at the beginning of the meeting.
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